Sunday, April 21, 2013

Life IS Weird.

Before we begin, go grab a sheet of paper or two and a pen. Go ahead, I will wait.

Got them? Seriously, do it! Don’t wait this is important.

Honestly, stop reading, you will kick yourself later if you do not get up NOW and grab pen and paper.


Thank you.


The world is an unusual place. We sometimes forget that simple fact of the complete weirdness of the universe because we can muddle through life in work, boring daily tasks, ordinary relationships and with our relatively short life spans. Our views of life are limited and can hardly see all of the amazingly complex, unusual, ball-trippingly mind-blowing experiences life has to offer, like a buffet of what-the-fu*$. If you have worked with magic on a regular basis then you have come across how the world can seem so unusual, so malleable to whims that it breaks your brain out of the habit for a time of thinking that your world is normal. I have gone through months at a time that the world seemed like a dream, where thoughts I had would come true in hours or days. Oddly enough with those experiences now and again the brain seeks normality, it likes a cemented, steady, normal world. So, given enough time the brain will try and slip you back into an understandable, regular clockwork world where it won’t have the difficulty of trying to figure out the complexities of deciding whether or not cause and effect is the law of the land or the only reason you did a ritual was because the result already existed and the only way for that reality to exist in a comprehensible universe was for you to say a few funny words and perform some unusual exercises. Honestly, I have had heartfelt discussions with other magicians where we were completely baffled as to whether we did a ritual to cause something or the something that happened caused us to do a ritual to precede it so that our brains could make sense of reality. We have looked at an abstract painting of Chinese letters done in watercolor that seemed like hieroglyphs made to represent an initiation we did a year prior and yet the painting was done 10 years before leaving us to consider maybe the painting was done and caused us to do the rituals of initiation that gave us the experiences and that once we viewed the painting we would realize we did the magic because some Chinese calligraphy artist did a painting of the magician’s girlfriend’s name in Chinese. That all of reality was the whim of a creative artist and that the deepest secrets of the universe where expressed in a few brilliant brush strokes by a non-occult artist for a woman who wanted her name painted and would later meet the man who would have a participation in the occult who would then have a ritual with three other magicians who would then look at the painting a year later after that and seeing a perfect artistic representation of the experiences they had. If you have not had that experience in magic yet then just wait, that is when the real fun begins. So, if magic inspires such weirdness, maybe getting into the “headspace” of the world is weird will cause you to get into the place where that magic is possible? I mean you have not lived if you are confused about the nature of the universe and whether everything you experience as a magical revelation is just yourself communicating telepathically with yourself from the future. So below are a few links to get you to start thinking “What the…”



http://www.cracked.com/article_17103_5-ways-your-brain-messing-with-your-head.html

http://www.cracked.com/article_19668_6-scientific-discoveries-that-laugh-in-face-physics.html

http://www.newscientist.com/special/13-more-things

http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-bizarre-archeological-discoveries.php

http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_531_29-mind-blowing-coincidences-you-wont-believe-happened_p29/#29

http://science.howstuffworks.com/dictionary/astronomy-terms/dark-matter.htm

http://discovermagazine.com/2002/apr/featplants#.UXC1DLXry_k

http://www.damninteresting.com/random-event-generators-predict-the-future/

http://www.cracked.com/article_18421_6-insane-coincidences-you-wont-believe-actually-happened.html

Yes, a few are comedy articles but as you may know the brain likes to remember something funny over something dry and boring. If that is not enough here are a few pictures to contemplate:




(That last one is the tubes on Mars, google that.)



This is the second to last blog on scripts. Because of the nature of scripts and due to my nature of wanting more each of you to be self sufficient wise magicians I will give you a project. After looking at these links and pictures I want you to write down, this very instant, not later the thoughts you have related to all the above. Make a list; state them in the first person and as a directive, such as “I experience the universe as a malleable, wild and unusual interactive beauty.” Try and write them so that by reading them they transport you into the headspace you have this moment, that everything is not what it seems. Now think back to experiences you have had and tie those into a few scripts. Make sure you do this now, the further in time you get away from the experiences that placed you in the headspace of how malleable and weird the universe is the more other junk feeds into your thoughforms of the moment and rigidity of thought takes over. Make sure you write down some really useful thoughtform scripts on how you at this moment have the doubt reality is all that real, or that your sense impressions, beliefs about history or time are all up for grabs depending on your mood.

Once you have a few scripts down, and feel you have fully captured the full essence of the unusual and weird then you are done for now. Review, study and read these scripts along with the rest on a regular basis until they all sink in to solid beliefs and experiences.

One last blog left on scripts and programming. Take a moment and think on what you are expecting or would like to read. When you know that, decide whether or not you just wrote your own script.

20 comments:

  1. Hei JB!
    Great post!
    I love your work because you give to the readers the tools for making their own experience!
    Thanks a lot for posting!
    Agape!

    ps: have a nice week!

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    1. Thanks!
      That is my intention, if I were to make carbon copy magicians of myself there will never be growth in the art of magic. We need mages who use their experiences, beliefs, views and abilities to develop what we all do.
      You too!

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  2. I dont know if Im right, but I think a good book to have more knowledge about scripts is Prometheus Rising (RAW). Agree?
    Thanks.

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  3. Justin,
    After reading the articles and looking at the pictures I'm curious to know if you are familiar with Rudolph Steiner's work on the true occult history of mankind. Exciting stuff indeed. Of course I'm sure every initiate comes to this knowledge on their own in due time, but his work is pure genius nonetheless.

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    1. No, never read any of Steiner's work. Familiar with him . Just never read it. I will take a look!

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    2. Oh boy, Steiner was THE MAN! He was a walking encyclopedia of occult knowledge. Sometimes he's a little hard to understand because he was uber-educated and the smarter than anybody around, but there are some real nuggets there. His system of initiation has many similarities to Bardon's.

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    3. Ya from things I have read *of* him he seemed quite the great mind.

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  4. The Ica stones aren't weird... They're fakes carved by a local of the area and sold to a guy that owns a "museum" that he uses to make money off of gullible tourists.

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    1. Really?

      http://livingdinos.com/2011/07/are-the-ica-stones-fake-skeptics-under-fire/

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  5. Hi there Justin. I really wanted to e-mail you, yet I read once that all these posts are sent directly to your mail. I've been a fan of your work now for over a year and I love your books. My pursuit in Bardon's work led me to you and I am so happy for it! I had a question about your work in regards to NAP. I have your SoMR book and saw similarities in the spirits and incantations used with NAP. I know this is going to seem like a silly question, but here goes. Would you recommend NAP or do I already have it with your work and more? Also, I really want to get your work Telesma and I guess was wondering more or less how that work differed from SoMR and The Book of Power. It seems highly evolved and worth spending the extra money on. Thank you for all your amazing work. I am so grateful that there people like you out there not only doing the work, but moving it forward and progressing it. There are so many other questions I have and would love to chat sometime if possible. If there is anyway to do that please let me know :)

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    1. Thanks a bunch!

      NAP is awesome, really awesome. A hardcover NAP is like a magical talisman that grows in power, keep it. I have an old copy and man, you can just feel the vibration from it.

      I would say try both and see what works best for you, you never know mine may or NAP will. In SoMR I have more of a connect to the sphere or element vibe and while it can be practical it works on all levels where NAP can be more precise for a practical application needed.

      Telesma is the closest thing I would publish to a copy of my personal grimoire. In fact I plan on making a personal grimoire and buying it through Lulu to have it bound and looking good, however it would not have introductions and lessons, just straight to the magic.

      There is a yahoo group associated with SoMR and it was posted on a blog. Head there!

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    2. If you dont sell the grimoire in ebook, I will cry!
      haha
      :)

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    3. Well don't do that! You wouldn't want it anyway it would only be useful to me. Telsma is as close to a public grimoire for personal use I will publish.

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  6. What you think about this? https://www.dropbox.com/s/ev6k4jzdd6qxqgh/Yggdrasil.pdf

    By: Rodrigo Grola and João Lucas

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    1. Looks like they plopped the realms of Norse mythology on to the tree of life. I do not know enough of each realm to comment on if it is accurate or not.

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  7. Lol, Justin I wish I knew someone like you to talk to on a daily basis, you're awesome!!!

    Johnny

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    1. Aw, you would get tired of me haha. Even my best friend who I taught magic too ranges in conversation to once a week to maybe three times a week.

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  8. "Honestly, I have had heartfelt discussions with other magicians where we were completely baffled as to whether we did a ritual to cause something or the something that happened caused us to do a ritual to precede it so that our brains could make sense of reality"

    I can relate to the above experience! Sometime after I make a petition to a spirit I begin to go through several months of many hardships and misfortune and general obstacles. Eventually I reach a point where I lash out begin to call the spirit everything I can think, and stomp on his sigil and you name it. When the rage settles I start to fear that he/they will punish me somehow, but these paranoid thoughts are always followed by thoughts that the last few months was the punishment... as if they knew how I was going to react so they put me through lots shit before I even did anything! I am still not sure what's what but at that stage my spell manifest fully! Go figure.

    Johnny

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    1. That is interesting. I wonder what would occur if the next time it happens before you "punish" the spirit you buy flowers, wine and give it gifts. Like things are going all wrong and you woo the spirit instead of raging against it as would be the norm. Just an idea, it may fail horribly!

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